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PLAYING WITH MATCHES IS DANGEROUS Truth is always the first casualty of war – and no less so than the current conflict in Ukraine. Russia insists it’s a localized police action to uproot a new Nazi uprising. Ukraine, which has become a US protectorate, insists it’s fighting to halt Russian […]

September 7, 2022 It was an unforgettable evening in Moscow. I was taken by Russian friends to the city’s then largest cathedral which had been closed for decades by Stalin’s orders. Amid clouds of incense and the glow of countless candles, a chorus sang the old Orthodox liturgy. Most of […]

August 19, 2022 They used to call it `the million-man swim.’ That was the US Navy’s sneering dismissal of any Chinese attempt to seize the island of Taiwan by a massive amphibious invasion. The US Navy’s strike carriers, submarines and surface combatants, backed by the Marines and Army in Japan, […]